I don’t know. I scored 29 on an official Empathy Quotient test I took, where 30-80 is having empathy and 29 and under being “little to no empathy”.
I can ‘feel’ when something is pulling me to empathize and I have to choose whether to go with it or not. I can turn it off when I have to, such as cleaning up vomit or something, so it serves a useful function.
But I empathize willingly to a lot of things, chosing what brings me happiness or sorrow via empathy.